Upcoming Workshops and Exhibition

Some dates for the calendar:

Workshops & public appearances:

Saturday June 3

Workshop at Maryborough Relish Festival

Theme: Making paper from edibles

The paper-making vats will be filled with by-products from creating delicious treats for the Relish Festival: See what you can make with offcuts, peelings and a few petals! Hands-on papermaking with a tasty twist!

Sunday June 25

Studio Trails Gympie Region

This is an opportunity to visit my studio and see the backyard “playground” where I couch my paper, cook up my fibres, grow many of them, and create many of my larger works. The studio visit is free and works will be available for sale. For a gold coin donation, at 10am or 2pm you can join a Garden tour where you can see and hear about the many useful fibres found in your own backyard and our wonderful region.

Saturday July 1

Mary Poppins Festival,  Maryborough

Maryborough’s emphasis on cultural revival includes a re-think of the annual Mary Poppins Festival with a focus on literature. This year’s Festival presents a two week program of storytelling for all ages through all art forms. … The signature event is the Mary Poppins Festival Day in the Park. On this day I will be running a workshop day with a writer’s theme: making your own artist’s book. The techniques taught will be a Japanese stab binding to create a book for your drawing, poetry or keepsakes and an unusual “Tunnel” book using images if your own choice. This workshop will be advertised by the Fraser Coast Galleries closer to the date.

Friday August 4

The Fresh and the Salt: An exhibition of my artwork at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery

Open 7 days.  Mon-Fri 10am – 4pm, Sat & Sun: 10am –1pm, excluding some public holidays.

Address: 166 Old Maryborough Rd, Hervey Bay (within the Fraser coast Cultural Centre)

Phone: 4197 4206

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Susan Zela Bissett (Zela) is an educator, writer and artist with a lifetime involvement in environmental education and advocacy. Zela was born on Butchulla Country in Maryborough and has worked as an artist, educator, permaculture gardener, studio potter and consultant. She is passionate about sustainable lifestyles, maintaining habitat for wildlife and about unleashing the creativity in all of us.

2 comments on “Upcoming Workshops and Exhibition

Hello Zela – I’d love to come to your paper workshop this weekend but I can’t due to family commitments. Do you plan on delivering another in the near future?

Hi Jen, I am having an open studio in June 25 in Gympie. It is not a full workshop, but there will be demonstrations and a chance to make a paper sheet. Not sure where you are, my studio is 3 Carrington Avenue Gympie. You can call me on 0400366195 for further details, Warm regards, Zela

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